- B.S. Political Science, with concentration in Business Administration; N.C.
- State Bar Certified Paralegal (NCCP); Notary Public
Katie Efland is a North Carolina Bar Certified Paralegal with over 25 years’ experience in the intellectual property field.
She joined Murgitroyd in 2009 to work closely with the business development team, implementing new and innovative ways of helping clients to streamline their foreign patent portfolio filings worldwide. Currently Katie is responsible for directing the Foreign Filing Paralegal Operations team, EP Validations team, Internal and External Translation team and the Renewals team. She works closely with the General Managers for each of these areas to help manage their handling of the workflow within their departments.
Katie also works closely with corporate clients to review their foreign agents’ fee guides. She helps them negotiate the best possible professional fees from their preferred foreign agents, while maintaining the highest quality service.